Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

  • Normal H.S. Summer Camp Instructor (1 week)

    Job Locations US-IL-Aurora
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(11/6/2018 5:28 PM)
  • Overview

    IMSA is coming to the Normal area and is hiring for its inquiry-based, hands-on STEM summer programs to be held at Normal Community High School! Teachers must be available to teach the following week:

    • June 10 – 14, Normal Community High School

    and be available for one day of training on Friday, June 7


    Hours/Schedule:  This position requires:

    • 7 hours of training
    • 5 hours of pre-program review and preparation
    • 40 hours for the week of each rogram, 7:30 am-4:00 pm (30 minute lunch break)
    • Teachers will be paid an hourly rate of $30/hour


    POSITION SUMMARY:  This position delivers curriculum to Summer@IMSA program participants in the greater Normal/Bloomington area.  We are looking for teachers with experience teaching STEM to the following ages: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, and grades 7-8.


    Grades 3-4 program “Makey-Takey Lab” (lots of tinkering, designing, and making)

    Grades 5-6 program “Space * Weather * Lab”

    Grades 7-8 program “Oceanography” (instructor must be comfortable with dissections)


    All lesson plans and materials are provided. Each teacher/classroom will be supported by one or more volunteer teacher assistants.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Attend training and learn curricular content and activities as presented by Summer@IMSA staff.
    • Assist in the organization and implementation of Summer@IMSA programs.
    • Teach students as part of the Summer@IMSA program from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
    • Engage with other teachers in the organization of the program.
    • Communicate with other staff members about programmatic needs.
    • Help prepare all learning opportunities.
    • Supervise and collaborate with teacher assistants, when applicable.
    • Organize provided supplies for program.



    Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in education (mathematics and/or science preferred.)


    • Strong content background in STEM
    • Teaching experience in grade levels indicated
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including oral and written communication


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